Tue, Dec 12, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:15 PM PST (GMT-8)

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RAYH Atrium

1500 SW Chandler, Bend, OR 97132, United States





A team of researchers at OSU-Cascades discovered that bacteria from a wild wolf can potentially help prevent canine inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic and untreatable illness that affects the quality of dogs' lives and can be concerning for their owners. The disease is a reflection of the modern dog diet, which is high in carbohydrates and can have a negative impact on the microbial community of a dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Join biologist and team lead Bruce Seal to learn how the discovery could be an important step toward a dietary supplement or food additive capable of steering a dog's gut microbe closer to that of its ancestor the wolf. Seal's research team also includes undergraduate students pursuing degrees in biology.

The Science Pub will take place from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Charles McGrath Family Atrium in Edward J. Ray Hall at OSU-Cascades. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking and dining, with the presentation to follow at 6 p.m.

For accommodations for disabilities contact 541-322-3100 or events@osucascades.edu.
Food Provided (Heavy appetizers and pub fare)


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Bruce Seal



Dr. Bruce S. Seal completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Nevada-Reno followed by post-doctoral studies at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Zoological Society of San Diego. The bulk of Dr. Seal’s research was in the animal health programs of the Agricultural Research Service of USDA at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames IA and the high containment facility for avian viral diseases in Athens GA.  During 2004 Dr. Seal took the position of Research Leader for the Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit joining the food safety research programs for ARS, USDA.  Dr. Seal retired from the ARS-USDA during 2014 and now is an Instructor and Adjunct in the Biology Program at Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend OR USA.

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